Join a team which has unique expertise combining the power of journalism and the law to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights.

We are now seeking a talented, high-energy and experienced editor to drive our inclusive economies news coverage.

Reporting from the ground in more than 70 countries, our global news team covers the new frontier of human rights. From investigating slavery in supply chains, to the human impact of climate change, to how data-driven technology and AI are impacting people, we report on challenges affecting fundamental human rights and freedoms.

In a rapidly-changing world, we expose undiscovered issues and voices, and examine possible solutions to some of its most pressing and complex challenges. We adhere to the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias. All our news is distributed on the Reuters newswire, reaching an estimated daily audience of one billion readers.

The editor will be responsible for spearheading reporting on issues ranging from socio-economic inclusion, sustainable finance, responsible investment, 'just transition', racial justice, new economic and business models, ESG criteria and similarly related topics.

You will produce daily news as well as exclusive and unique long-form stories, staying ahead of the curve on legal and policy changes, exploring and articulating the practical impact of big economic trends and covid-19 on human rights and society at large.

With excellent news judgment, strong understanding of the subject matter areas, and experience of writing for online audiences, you will work with the Thomson Reuters Foundation's award-winning global news team to produce unique stories that have impact, drive conversations, and raise awareness of the relation between major economic trends and people. You will also build a network to include some of the sector’s most influential voices into our stories.

London is our preferred location, but other locations can also be considered.

Please note, this is a one-year, fixed-term contract.

As our inclusive economies editor, you will:

  • Direct a global file covering inclusive economies, responsible finance and human rights for web and wire products
  • Initiate and write as well as oversee a range of news and feature stories and investigations of wide interest
  • Help write and research multimedia stories that highlight new angles on topics related to inclusive economies and ESG that break new ground
  • Help develop a network of expert freelancers and op-ed contributors and work with sources to produce unique content
  •  Other duties as assigned

To be our inclusive economies editor, you will likely have:

  • Extensive financial journalism experience, including a proven track record of writing about the impact of business on people and human rights
  • Proven track record over building and writing for a web audience
  • Strong writer, able to meet deadlines and work under well pressure
  • Highly organised, self-starter and strong team player
  • Experience building social media followings preferred
  • Languages preferred
  • University degree

Please note, the deadline for applications is Friday 4 December 2020 at 11.59pm UK Time.

What is in it for you

At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Global perspective and impact: Interested in working for a dynamic global organisation with a focus on social impact? With hubs all over the world from Bangkok to Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, join a truly international team with a shared goal of helping to build societies around the world that are free, fair and informed.
  • A unique approach: Our expertise in media and the law is world class; we combine the power of both to address the critical issues faced by humanity.
  • Our relevance: With a focus on advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies and promoting human rights, our work has never been more needed than right now.
  • Benefits: We offer competitive salary packages and market-leading benefits.
  • Learning and development: We are dedicated to the continual professional development of our employees and offer access to both in-house and external training opportunities.

About Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.

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